Vicki is the Grants Development Director for the Centralina Council of Governments, the state-designated lead regional organization serving local governments in a nine-county region in the Charlotte area. At CCOG, Vicki is responsible for the organization’s funding strategy for regional planning and other activities. She was with the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute from 1997 to 2011. Her work at the Institute focused on regional sustainability, and included collaborative applied research projects, issues commentary, and service on relevant task forces or boards.
Vicki earned her Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Harvard University. She then spent fifteen years in business management and consulting in the database marketing industry before earning her Master’s degree at UNC Charlotte in Geography with an emphasis in community planning.
Previously the division director for Land Use & Environmental Planning, her professional interests are in urban and environmental planning, smart growth, open space, and issues of sustainability.